Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
handled certain multibyte character sets. Malicious, remote content
could cause Thunderbird to run JavaScript code with the permissions of
different remote content. (CVE-2011-3648)

Note: This issue cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail
message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. It
could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when
viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue. All running instances of Thunderbird must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a350531f

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61173 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3648